2020 – Ronnie Wood is furious the Covid-19 pandemic is delaying a new Rolling Stones album and tour. The rock legends were forced to postpone their No Filter tour in March, and scale back work on a new album – only being able to complete a single, Living in a Ghost Town, remotely from old […]
2020 – The heavy metal legends – comprising James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich – joined forces with the ‘Sour Candy’ singer for a performance of their track ‘Moth Into Flame’ at the 2017 Grammys. And their frontman was in awe of her dedication to the performance and her creative vision. Hetfield […]
2020 – The Beatles legend collaborated with his former bandmate on his 1997 solo album after the Electric Light Orchestra musician – who performed on and produced the record after previously contributing to ‘Beatles Anthology’ – suggested he got in touch. As quoted by The Sun newspaper, Paul said: “I’d been saying to Ringo for […]
2020 – Rolling Stones stars Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Aerosmith rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and other musicians are demanding politicians seek approval from artists before playing their songs at campaign rallies. An open letter released by the artists demands major U.S. political party committees “establish clear policies requiring campaigns to seek the […]
2020 – Man creates new Led Zeppelin song using the power of artificial intelligence Mountain Man by Led Zepbot is just the latest in a series of crazed AI experiments There have been many landmarks in the history of artificial intelligence, from the formulation of the mathematical theory that inspired neural networks back in 1943, […]
Led Zepplin wins copyright on Stairway to Heaven
2019 – Metallica draws 1% of Finland’s population to a single concert on this day in Rock! The WorldWired Tour is a concert tour by American heavy metal band Metallica in support of their tenth studio album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, which was released on November 18, 2016. It is also their first worldwide tour after […]
2019 – David Bowie a doll dressed as Stardust Toymakers Mattel announced a new collectable David Bowie doll inspired by his signature Ziggy Stardust fashion. Dubbed Barbie as Bowie, the doll is dressed as the late singer’s glam-rock alter ego, complete with a pair of red platform boots and topped with his fiery-red mullet. By […]
2018 – Guns N’ Roses ‘November Rain’ by Guns N’ Roses became the first ’90s video to pass a billion views on YouTube. The next closest ’90s video was ‘Zombie’ by The Cranberries, at 739 million.
2018 – Ed Sheeran’s wealth increased by $38 million Ed Sheeran’s wealth increased by $38 million (£28 million) in 2017, more than any other musician in the U.K. and Ireland, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. The 27-year-old singer now has an overall wealth of $108 million (£80 million), due to the success of […]
2017 – Quincy Jones: A jury awarded Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties for the use of Michael Jackson songs he produced in two Cirque du Soleil shows and the This Is It documentary. Jones filed suit in 2013, asking for $30 million.